La Metamorphose (Metamorphoses)
Place of Publication: Lyons, France
Brunet IV, 287; Murray, French, 420; Mortimer, French, 403
Overall: 16.2 x 11.4 x 1.3 cm (6 3/8 x 4 1/2 x 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Illustrated book with 178 woodcuts
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(Lyons: Jean de Tournes, 1557) Octavo; 87 [of 92] leaves; modern limp vellum, red cloth slipcase.
Illustrations of scenes from Ovid’s Metamorphoses, each surrounded by decorative border.
Lyons: Jean de Tournes, 1557
Inscription dated 3 May 1760 on recto of fol. m4; Philip Hofer, Cambridge, MA (1898-1984), by whom given to MFA May 8, 1941
Gift of Philip Hofer, Esq.